UCLse's founding aim was to share the knowledge and skills developed by the Mullard Space Science Laboratory from over two hundred successful rocket and space missions completed over the last fifty years with systems engineers in other sectors. The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) sponsored the creation of a flexible/modular MSc programme to be delivered with GEC Marconi (now BAE Systems).
Around the same time, Prof Alan Smith of UCLse co-developed a Project Management training course accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM) and leading to the PMQ qualification.
This interest in both systems engineering and project management continues to this day, and we offer courses in each of these areas, recognising the importance of integrating the two disciplines. This is one of the five fundamental principles that we believe contribute to the successful delivery of complex projects.